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Kentucky Native American Heritage Month celebration November 1 in Frankfort

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, October 30, 2007  
Contact Information:  Diane Comer
(502) 564-7005 Ext. 120
diane.comer@ky.gov
 


Kentucky Heritage Council
MEDIA ADVISORY

Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission
plans November 1 celebration in Frankfort
to kick off Kentucky Native American Heritage Month

Schedule of Events:
10:00 a.m. Thursday, November 1
Honor Guard, Welcome, Guest Drum & Friendship Dance
Front entrance of the Capitol, weather permitting (or Capitol Rotunda in event of inclement weather)

Speakers and Special Guests:

  • State Rep. Reginald Meeks, Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission Member
  • Marty "Soaring Eagle" Martin, Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission Member
  • George Ward, Kentucky Commerce Cabinet Secretary
  • Donna M. Neary, Kentucky Heritage Council Executive Director and State Historic Preservation Officer
  • David Pollack, Kentucky Archaeological Survey Director
  • Tressa Brown, Kentucky African American and Native American Heritage Coordinator
  • Schoolchildren from Hearn Elementary School, Frankfort

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Reception
Front entrance of the Capitol, weather permitting (or 2nd Floor Mezzanine inside the Capitol in event of inclement weather)

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission Meeting (open to the public)
Capitol Annex, Room 125

Kentucky Native American Heritage Month was established by the Legislature in 2004 to recognize the contributions of Native Americans to Kentucky history and culture.  According to the legislation, Kentuckians "are encouraged to recognize the contributions of Native American Indians with suitable ceremony and fellowship designed to promote greater understanding and brotherhood between Native American Indians and the non-Native American Indian people of the Commonwealth of Kentucky."

See attachments: Kentucky’s Native Peoples, and Kentucky Native American Myths and Stereotypes

For more information about the event: Contact Tressa Brown at the Kentucky Heritage Council, 502-564-7005, ext. 125 or email tressa.brown@ky.gov

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Under the auspices of the Kentucky Heritage Council / State Historic Preservation Office, the Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission was established to recognize and promote Native American contributions and influence in Kentucky history and culture.  The commission has 17 members, eight of whom are required to be of Native American heritage, and includes representatives from institutions of higher learning, archaeology, Native American arts and the public.

An agency of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet, the Kentucky Heritage Council / State Historic Preservation Office is responsible for the identification, protection and preservation of historic and cultural resources throughout the Commonwealth, in partnership with other state and federal agencies, local communities and interested citizens. This mission is integral to making communities more livable and has a far-ranging impact on issues as diverse as economic development, jobs creation, affordable housing, tourism, community revitalization, environmental conservation and quality of life. www.heritage.ky.gov



 

Last Updated 10/30/2007